Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Mark Thomas Dunakin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, March 21, 2009

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Reflections for Sergeant Mark Thomas Dunakin

To the family and friends of Sgt. M. Dunakin you remain in my thoughts and prayers. Sgt. Dunakin was a hero who put the well being of others before his own. I hope that the good memories you have of him can remain with you as you go through this most difficult time.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

April 4, 2009

Rest In Peace brother. God Bless you and you're famil. You will never be forgotten.

Deputy P. Hardy #4898
Ada County Sheriff's Office Boise, Id.

April 3, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin,
Thank you sir for your service and dedication protecting the citizens and visitors of Oakland, California. You will always be remembered for paying the ultimate sacrifice. A HERO indeed. Words can't express the pain felt to learn of another BROTHER in blue die at the hands of a deranged lunatic. GOD bless you my BROTHER!

May GOD bless the Sakai family, friends and the Oakland Police Department.

Corporal D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. Police Department

April 3, 2009

My prayers are with your friends and family. This is a huge tragedy for all of law enforcement. Ride In Peace.

Ofc. M. Gregory
Coppell PD

April 3, 2009

So sorry for your loss. I wanted you to know, this not only hurts locally, but is felt accross the nation. My deepest condolences to the family and my highest repect for all of you in blue. J.Pulliam-Arvada CO

Jon Pulliam-Civilian
Civilian

April 3, 2009

Rest In peace Officer, Thank you for your Service.

Jayson Mills

April 3, 2009

Your sarifice and last full measure of devotion will not be forgotton. RIP Brother

"Never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the great task remaining before us - that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
President Lincoln

Sergeant
Clearwater PD, Fl.

April 3, 2009

My heart aches for your family. Thanks for the Ultimate Sacrifice. Rest in Peace my fellow brother.

Sgt. Dan Cheadle
Oblong Il. Police Dept

April 3, 2009

We lost a HERO today... Today, God welcomed one home.

Deputy S. Williams
Salt Lake County Sheriff, UT

April 3, 2009

We lost a HERO today... Today, God welcomed one home.

Deputy S. Williams
Salt Lake County Sheriff, UT

April 3, 2009

Thank you for your service, sir. My thoughts are with you, your family, and the Oakland PD.

Trooper
Minnesota State Patrol

April 3, 2009

All 4 such hansome young men. Cheated out of too many years. No one can begin to understand why things like this happen. It should have never happened. I'm sure the Lord cried as he welcomed these heroes home. Just like we did.

Ohio
summit co.

Anonymous

April 3, 2009

I learned by watching the funeral that you were called "Dunnie" and for some reason that just touched my heart. For such a burly, tough looking guy "Dunnie" just seems so cute!!!

Your loss along with your brother officers brought me to tears (just as the loss of our 4 Newhall CHPs did so many years ago.)

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and please take care of our treoops down here...they need your experience and wisdom and guidance. You can do that from Heaven....all four of you can keep an eye on things down here.

Love you,

Your new "aunt" in SoCal

Love, Aunt LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enforcement Lia
MADD-San Bernardino County, CA

April 2, 2009

Thank you. Rest in Peace.

Anonymous

April 2, 2009

Our fallen heroes......

May God comfort your families through this tremendous loss. Thank you, HEROES, for your ultimate sacrifice.

I am so very sorry this happened. My prayers are with your loved ones and commrades.

Anonymous

April 2, 2009

Thank you for being such a brave man. You will be in our hearts forever. I'm at a loss for words other than to say you are home....in Heaven with God. RIP

Anonymous

April 1, 2009

My sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Oakland Police Department for the tragic deaths of four of your colleagues. May they rest peacefully through eternity.

P.O. Kathleen Swanson, Ret.
Chicago Police Department

April 1, 2009

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Virginia Prosecutor
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney

April 1, 2009

How are the mighty fallen
Fallen prey to the brutal street
And the skies wept over those heroes
Where the hills and the flatlands meet

They kept the watch of the city
In service, unabashed
And how we rue the hail that flew
When good and evil clashed

How are the mighty fallen
And the tears of Oakland spilled
For the future that they’ll never know
For their dreams yet unfulfilled

There’s a special place of beauty
Across the horizon’s span
For those slain in the line of duty
Protecting their fellow man

Original poem contributed by JoAnne Johnson

Officer O. Johnson
California Highway Patrol

March 31, 2009

Sergeant Dunakin,
Your dedication and sacrifice for the people of California will be remembered always. Rest in peace.

Your Brother in Blue,
PO MK, St. Louis City Police

PO MK
St Louis City Police

March 31, 2009

RIP

My prayers go out to you, your family, friends and other officers of the Oakland PD.

Officer Mahar
Watervliet, NY PD

March 31, 2009

I was home and getting ready for work when my eye caught the funeral service, I have mixed emotions; I hate hearing or seeing anything having to do with our fallen man and woman. But I watched it. My heart was hurting and my eyes couldn’t stop watering my face. With every word that was spoken on their behalf made me thankful and proud of what they do for us/me on a daily basis... I have so much sadness for their families and loved ones. My heart hurts for OPD and the families, you all are in my thoughts. Thank you for you bravery and heroism.

Emily Causey
No Relation

March 31, 2009

You died doing what you loved to do.
GOD rest your soul.

Z. Butler
Walden Security

March 31, 2009

After reading the story i just wanted to let the family, friends and coworkers know that without all your support thsi world would be a horrible place.Sgt. Dunakin in my openion is a hero and God only takes heros

citizin Darren Aspelund
ALASKA RESIDENT

March 31, 2009

Our prayers are with your family & OPD family at this most difficult time. We pray they will find peace and comfort in all the wonderful moments you shared. We have been touched by the story of your life and fellow officers. True heroes..wonderful examples of honor, courage, and dedication. May you rest in peace.

Rosalie Enget
Neighbor

March 30, 2009

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